Abdulrazak Gurnah was announced by the Nobel Committee as this year’s winner of the esteemed international literature prize. The award cited Gurnah’s “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” Born in 1948 in Zanzibar, off the east coast of Africa, Gurnah is Emeritus Professor of English and Postcolonial Literature at the University of Kent, and is the author of 10 novels.

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Professor Crenshaw and Congressman Raskin will be honored in New York City on November 9, 2021, at The New Press Social Justice Awards Gala

We’re pleased to announce that The New Press honored Kimberlé Crenshaw for her paradigm-shifting contributions to Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality, and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) for his efforts to uphold the rule of law, at The Social Justice Awards Gala on November 9, 2021, in New York City.

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